MARTIN VAN BUREN: The Romantic Age Of American Politics.: Niven, John MARTIN VAN BUREN: The Romantic Age Of American Politics.: Niven, John

MARTIN VAN BUREN: The Romantic Age Of American Politics.

Niven, John

Published by Norwalk CT. c1986. The Easton Press/ The Library Of The Presidents series, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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thick, black & ornately gilt decorative full leather hardbound 8vo. no dustwrapper(as issued). All Edges Gilt. tan satin marker ribbon. fine cond. binding square & tight. couple of specks on the front, spine & rear cover clean (see photos). faint scratch on bottom, few age specks on top edge. contents clean & free of all markings. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ special edition "bound in genuine leather" . decorative endpapers. decorative title pg. xii+715p. abbreviations. notes. index. "Collectors Notes" flyer from Easton Press laid in. biography of president Martin Van Buren ( 1782~1862), the eighth President of the United States . american history. history of new york. history of the democratic party. ~ During the depression (of 1837~), he established what later became the United States Treasury. His instincts told him that such a move would outrage the financial community, but his moral sense told him it was in the public interest, and the latter prevailed. Likewise, it was a matter of principle that led him to speak out against the annexation of Texas in 1844, when he was the leading contender for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Four years later, knowing that he faced certain defeat, he accepted the nomination of the anti~slavery Free Soil Party because he believed it was morally right. An entirely new image of Martin Van Buren emerges from John Niven's comprehensive biography. Subtitled "The Romantic Age of American Politics," it is an in~depth study of the man set against the backdrop of his times.~ A distinguished professor of History at the Claremont Graduate School in California, John Niven's style combines historic insights with a wealth of fascinating detail. He traveled the length and breadth of the country to compile the extensive research for Martin Van Buren. Niven has also written several other authoritative works on 18th and 19th century America, including Dynamic America, Years of Turmoil: The Civil War and Reconstruction, Connecticut for the Union, Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy, and Connecticut Hero: Israel Putnam. The meticulous detail of Niven's study is complemented by the meticulous detail of the volume itself. An important addition to The Library of the Presidents, it is bound in rich, genuine leather and decorated with an original cover design reminiscent of the age of Van Buren. The title of this collector's edition is stamped on the spine in 22kt gold. Bookseller Inventory # 7271104

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Title: MARTIN VAN BUREN: The Romantic Age Of ...

Publisher: Norwalk CT. c1986. The Easton Press/ The Library Of The Presidents series

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Special Edition

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